Irish Terrier History

Irish TerriersIrish Terrier as the name denotes, is a representative of the Emerald Isle, and it is well known that Irishmen, of what ever rank they may be, whether gentlemen, farmers, or cottiers, have always been noted sportsmen, and there is no doubt whatever that a sporting terrier has been kept in Ireland for many generations, as they are referred to in old Irish manuscripts. They are described by an old Irish writer as being the poor man’s sentinel, the farmer’s friend, and the gentleman’s favourite.
These dogs were originally bred not so much for their looks as for their working qualities and gameness, the Irish Terrier being by instinct a thorough vermin killer. They were formally of all types and all colours, black and tan, grey and brindle, wheaten of all shades, and red being the predominant colours. Colour or size evidently did not matter if they were hardy and game.

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Ирландский терьер – национальная английская порода, которая совершенствовалась на протяжении веков. В которую вкладывалась душа, опыт многих поколений – для того, чтобы она стала настоящим другом и помощником. Не удивительно, что характер ирландского терьера отражает ментальность народа, который ее создавал. Какой должна быть собака, сопровождающая человека сильного телом и духом, упорного, целеустремленного? Вспомните кельтов, в давние времена проживающие на территориях современных Великобритании и Ирландии – свободолюбивых и воинственных! В древних летописях сохранились слова жителей Нортумбрии, одного из древних кельтских королевств: «Мы родились свободными и воспитаны в свободе... Мы переняли от предков обычай жить свободными или умереть». Эти слова – ключ к пониманию британского характера.




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Once you get to know an Irish Terrier well enough to get acquainted with his personality, to recognize the depth of his love, to behold his proud almost swaggering carriage, his catlike grace of movement and blinding speed and coordination of muscle, and his magnificent courage and heart, and to see his unnerving intelligence displayed again and again, you will be convinced that the Irish Terrier is one of the most magnificent of God's creations in the dog family.



From "Long-Legged Irishman,
Biography of a Terrier,"
by Byron N. Martin




The Irish Terrier

A friendly face
A fiery heart
A spirit - wild and free
A temperament of solid gold
There's no other dog for me

A chestnut coat
So rich, so red
Two eyes as black as night
A stature - sturdy, strong and hard
He'll impress with all his might

A friend for life
That's what he'll be
So loyal and oh so proud
This dog could never fail you
He's a treasure in a crowd.

by Tracey Deegan-Foley 


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